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Nikon EM film winding lever is stuck. Can I repair this myself? Purchased at a yard sale with loads of lens and worked great for about 7 rolls of film. Shot part of a roll and lever refused to advance film. Thanx, so much.

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    my wind lever is stuck too.

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Bad news. I have an EM on the junk pile for a similar reason. In my case, the lever stuck and when I tried to advance the film, the plastic on the top of the camera body fractured and the whole mechanism separated. The current E-bay price on an EM body is under $30. Since the EM was made out of plastic, it is not repairable. If you have several lenses, it will be worth the low cost.

I have had Nikons of various models for over 50 years and in my opinion, until they fail such as your has, the EM is probably the most comfortable non-professional 35mm camera to hold and use that Nikon ever made.

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